For the first time in club history, the Portland Timbers advanced in the playoffs after a penalty shootout, defeating Sporting Kansas City in front of a raucous Providence Park crowd Thursday night. Here are three #Statman takeaways from the match.
11 Thursday's dramatic penalty kick shootout lasted 11 rounds, the longest penalty kick shoootout in the history of the MLS Cup playoffs. After burying his penalty kick, goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey then denied Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jon Kempin to seal the victory for the Timbers.
118 Maximiliano Urruti scored the latest goal in Timbers MLS-era history when he tied the match up in the 118th minute. Urruti beat his old record that he set in June's 3-1 victory over Seattle Sounders FC in the U.S. Open Cup, scoring in the 116th minute of that match.
31 With the goal, Rodney Wallace and Urruti became the 30th and 31st Timbers to score a playoff goal in club history across all eras. In the MLS playoffs, Portland has scored nine goals by eight different players.